Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt

Now, 32 years old, having been incarcerated for 15 years, Juan Rayford Jr. remains in a San Diego-area prison with freedom now his primary dream. By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia At 17, Juan Rayford Jr. was like so many other teens with big dreams – he wanted to escape his hardscrabble neighborhood and play college football and perhaps make it into the NFL. But a fateful 2004 night in the northern Los Angeles County city of Lancaster, quickly turned those dreams into a lifelong nightmare. Rayford had just…

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Delaware State University Establishes Center for Global Africa to Educate Descendants of Enslaved People on Their African Past

via jbhe.com HBCU Delaware State University has announced that it will soon establish a Center for Global Africa. The goal of the new center is to re-educate the descendants of enslaved people on not only their African past, but also to renew and strengthen their present connection to the continent of their ethnic origin. Ezrah Aharone (photo via linkedin.com) Ezrah Aharone, an adjunct professor of political science, has been the driving force behind the establishment of the center. He believes it will be a major conduit that connects scholars from HBCUs…

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Fears that black men face in Contemporary America.

You are here: Home / News / Fears that black men face in Contemporary America. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” (Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895) A life of fear This article is written from the perspective of an African American male based upon research, less this writer be saddled with the title most often attributed to those of us that attack the problem; and become part of the problem; being labeled by detractors: “Angry Black Male.”…

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SA elections: DA beams a bold campaign message onto ANC headquarters

With just five days to go before South Africa’s legislative elections, the main opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) made the rounds in Johannesburg with a novel way to send its message ahead of a final campaign rally on Saturday. The DA paid for a digital billboard and beamed its campaign messages onto the side of the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters at Luthuli House. “The ANC is dead,” read one building-sized banner, which was followed with “We need change that stops corruption and puts a job in every home.” The…

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Africa: Searching for Superpowers? Chefs Look to Forgotten Ingredients

Photo: allafrica.com Moringa and sorghum are making a comeback on menus. By Karla Mendes, Anuradha Nagaraj and Inna Lazareva Rio De Janeiro/New Delhi/Yaounde — On three continents, three women have taken three different paths to find healthy and tasty solutions to one of the world’s greatest health crises – poor nutrition. Chef Bela Gil found her solution in Brazil’s Amazon; in India, Anahita Dhondy discovered her answer in her grandmother’s recipes; and Rosette Fien, an entrepreneur in Cameroon, pulled what she needed from the environment around her. The trio is…

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